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the difference between magnesium citrate and magnesium nitrate

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Different mag salts: You cannot take magnesium alone. It has to be compound with something like oxide, citrate, or sulfate. We call these salts of magnesium. Like the salt ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nope: Although both could cause loose stools. Mag citrate is more effective for constipation. Mag oxide is used for muscle cramps and repleting low mag bloo ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Different salts: The usual magnesium supplements are oxide salts. Mag citrate works as a laxative. The different salts have different effects on the body. If you wan ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
They are different : Salts of magnesium. The magnesium citrate may be absorbed a little better, but if you take too much of either one, you might end up with loose stools. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
What?: Why did you take a medication not knowing what it does/is for? Magcitrate treats constipation. It usually is "effective" within 6 hrs, if going to see ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: no.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood mucous: Go back to the er and have them evaluate you. There was a reason they gave you an enema. Blood per rectum could be serious or a minor problem. Without ... Read More
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Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Yes, it could help: High blood pressure and elevated cholesterol can both be related to low levels of magnesium. There is no contraindication to taking magnesium with tho ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: 1 to several hours depending on how sensitive you are.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience Internal Medicine
2 to 4 hours: Recommended adult dose 1 gm magnesium citrate (160 mg of elementary magnesium) daily or in divided dose. Check kidney function before taking extra dos ... Read More
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